Caffeine citrate

Usual solid dosage form
Oral solution
Available as a liquid
Yes
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes - oral solution
Liquid strengths
10mg/mL, 20mg/mL
Liquid sugar free or not
yes
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
No
Available as soluble tablets
No
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
No
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
No
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Yes- Peyona® brand licensed for administration via nasogastric tubes
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer caffeine oral solution via enteral feeding tubes. Stop the enteral feed before administration. Draw up the required dose into an enteral syringe then administer via enteral feeding tube. Flush the feeding tube with water before and after administration of the medication. No break in feeding is required after the medication has been administered.
Available as other formulations?
Peyona® solution can also be used as an infusion
Note
Often included in other preparations
Film coated
No
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Caffeine
Safe or appropriate to crush
n/a